Employment Opportunities

If you want a career where you can make a difference in the community as part of a team that works together and provides innovative  quality services, we invite you to review the available jobs and apply. Please check back, as job opportunities change regularly.


The Town of Rutherfordton is seeking a qualified individual for the position of firefighter. The successful candidate must possess a valid NC driver’s license, NC Firefighter II certification, and NC EMT Basic certification. A Class B driver’s license is required within six months of employment. Terms of employment will include the successful candidate completing physical agility and written skills assessments. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, ethical, team-oriented, and passionate about public service. Starting salary is based on experience and qualifications with completive pay starting at $35,609. The Town of Rutherfordton offers a comprehensive employment package including health care, retirement, 401K, opportunities for advanced education, and training with associated pay for performance merit pay. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 17, 2021. Please return the completed application and current copy of the NC OSFM transcripts to Chief Harrill, Town of Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue Dept., 144 N. Mitchell St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Position open until filled; The Town of Rutherfordton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employee Spotlight

Rutherfordton Employee Spotlight: Tim Lovelace

Each one of our team members brings a unique approach to their work with amazing personalities and hearts for service. Each month, we aim to share a little about one of the team members who work so hard to make Rutherfordton a great place to call home. This month the Town is shining the spotlight on Tim Lovelace! We hope you enjoy getting to know about Tim and celebrate his service to the Town.

Department: Fire & Rescue Dept

Title: Asst. Fire Chief

Years of Service: 30 Years

Family: Tim is married to Linda and has one Daughter, Kim Bridges, and two grandsons, Tyler & Garrett

What is your proudest moment working for the Town of Rutherfordton?

I was awarded the Firefighter of the Year award in 1999.

What brings you joy?

Spending time with my grandsons Tyler & Garrett and my family.

What do you enjoy most in your time off?

Hunting, Fishing, and Playing Golf.

What would you like others to know?

Always do your best at whatever you do.


Tim Lovelace

































Past Employee Spotlights:

June 2021 - Jimmy Brown - Public Works Dept






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